Atlantan elected president of national LGBT veterans organization
Danny Ingram was one of the first gay service members to be discharged under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in 1994, and now the Georgia Tech employee and Desert Storm veteran will lead the charge against DADT as the newly-elected president of American Veterans for Equal Rights.
Previously president of the Georgia chapter of AVER, Ingram was elected national president during the organization's convention Oct. 15-18. He does not hold back on his expectations of President Obama and Congress in regards to DADT:
"For President Obama, its a matter of moral courage" he said. "He made a promise and we expect him to keep his word. One of my first priorities as AVER national president will be to encourage him to provide the leadership to move Congress to pass the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (HR 1283) which will outlaw discrimination against LGBT service members.”
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tweeted last week that she expects Congressional hearings on DADT to begin in November.